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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Review

Who's your Uncle? 
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Review – American and Russian spy working together? Could it be true?
Desperate times calls for desperate measures when Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) from United States and Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) of Russian KGB teams up on a mission to stop a criminal organisation from producing a nuclear weapon. Their only lead is a missing German scientist daughter, Gaby (Alicia Vikander). Together the trio travels to Rome and discover another intelligent agency have already been trying to inflatrate the baddies. One wrong move could spell tragedy for the whole world. With such heavy price to pay can this odd collaboration work out in their advantage or end in disaster?
Friends or foes? 
Former Mr. Madonna, Guy Ritchie directs this super suave spy flick by recruiting current Superman (Henry) and The Lone Ranger (Hammer) in the lead roles. Sadly I didn’t quite get the feel for these two gentlemans. Henry looked more like auditioning for James Bond role rather than being an American spy while Armie’s Russian was not convincing either. They also lack the chemistry should there be one in the first place. The rest of ‘recruits’ were also did not shine much in their respective roles. The saving grace for me was the amazing background music with mixture of jazz and other genres which managed to change an otherwise boring scenes into an exciting ones. I really really enjoyed the music in trying to ignore the tiring spy-movie-saving-the-world-theme. Even the late 60’s backdrop was not much of an interesting.
New spy team?
Perhaps the recent flooding of spy films spoiled my apetite for this flick. Compared to Spy, Kingsman, Mission Impossible, this man from uncle failed to rise to the standard. 

P/s - Thank you Screenbite for the preview tickets! 


  1. Nasib I tak pergi tengok hahaha

  2. Hahaha....tertipu tgk trailler yg lagi bes dari gamba, tapi ko mungkin suka kot sebab ada gak part yg bes.